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BennyP
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:20 am    Post subject: How much space for gentoo dual boot? Reply with quote

I bought my iBook with the standard 30g drive (big mistake)
So now I want to know what a good partition scheme for a gentoo dual boot would be
My goal with gentoo is to have a portable livePA/sound production studio-in-a-box.

When I get some more money, Im' going to invest in a 160(+?)G LaCie external drive. hopefully by then, linux will be bootable from an external drive. If not, I could put /usr and /home on the big drive and keep all the other stuff on the main drive for booting purposes.

SO how much space should I reserve for Gentoo??
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a fairly minimal system configured as a firewall, with no desktop stuff and I've made no effort to make it lean.

/usr/portage is not included in this, however I'm taking about 5GB for it on other machines. That volume almost certainly includes a lot of old sources that could be deleted.

Code:

Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2               194316     23320    170996  13% /
/dev/hda5               972388     29260    943128   4% /var
/dev/hda6              1944512   1051004    893508  55% /usr
/dev/hda8               582824       236    582588   1% /usr/local
/dev/hda9               582824       204    582620   1% /opt
/dev/hda10              972388      1692    970696   1% /tmp
/dev/hda11             2257468       468   2257000   1% /home


On a desktop system, with a small WM and not lots of apps, I have this.

Code:

/dev/hda2               286904     34792    252112  13% /
/dev/hda5               975600    212148    763452  22% /var
/dev/hda13             2639140   2040204    598936  78% /usr
/dev/hda7               975600    114988    860612  12% /usr/local
/dev/hda8               975600    673288    302312  70% /opt
/dev/hda9               975600     68684    906916   8% /tmp
/dev/hda10             2919244   1578096   1341148  55% /home


Maybe that gives you a feel for the minimum?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you buy an iPod to boot from, there are some rumours about this in the forums:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=209766

Here my partition table (Powerbook with 60 GB) :

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/dev/hda
        #                    type name                  length   base      ( size )  system
/dev/hda1     Apple_partition_map Apple                     63 @ 1         ( 31.5k)  Partition map
/dev/hda2         Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap               1600 @ 64        (800.0k)  NewWorld bootblock
/dev/hda3              Apple_Free                       260544 @ 1664      (127.2M)  Free space
/dev/hda4               Apple_HFS Apple_HFS_Untitled_2  38807936 @ 262208    ( 18.5G)  HFS
/dev/hda5         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap                 1050176 @ 39070144  (512.8M)  Linux swap
/dev/hda6         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root                77089920 @ 40120320  ( 36.8G)  Linux native


I use Linux primary and Mac OS X mostly via MOL or via dual-boot to watch DVDs on my TV.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a fairly small gentoo setup on my 30gb drive in my ibook 700 MHz. I'm using about 3.7gb for gentoo, and have enough room. there's a df and a partition dump at the link in my sig
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does OS X recognize Linux partitions?
Does Linux recognize OS X partitions?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can mount hfs+ (osx) partitions read/write in linux. I've used that quite a bit.

there is an ext2 driver for os x which you can get from versiontracker.com (it's gpl). I used to use that, but don't anymore, all my linux filesystems are reiserfs now.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:38 pm    Post subject: Also 30G Reply with quote

I have never played with OSX before, and thought I'd leave a small partition to mess with...I did mine with 12G for OSX, and 18G for Linux.

I figure I'll get an external drive or two later if I want more OSX or Linux room...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12GB is ample. I have half that, and two-thirds is used.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:39 pm    Post subject: Space for on 30 gig iBook Reply with quote

Gday
I too have a 30 gig iBook and and use 10G for gentoo including a 512Meg swap. Even with everything I could so far think of installing I only use 72%. I have an NFS mount to a gentoo linux server/distfiles mirror that i move distfiles etctoo and could easy clear up more space if I wanted to.e I could alway mount the 20gig OSX partition if I urgently needed space. 10gigs is fine. Just make it 1 partition so you get maximum use of space.Reiser is fast and stable although you can't see it from OSX.. I haven't been able to kill it yet
You'll find you need more space for OSX than linux escpecially if you use iMovie,iTunes, or GarageBand. You can hold down the option key at boot and see the linux drive with a penguin ojn it.
I do get some intersting reactions when people see the iBook boot up with the ThinkLinux bootsplash.
Have fun with Linux and OSX
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